Two ex-premiership footballers, John Moncur of West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur fame, and Don Hutchison,who played for Sunderland, Everton, West Ham and Scotland, have both made heartfelt videos in support of our urgent appeal.

The football legends both wanted to highlight the struggles North East children are facing as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, and to showcase the ways in which Children North East has adapted its services in order to carry on working with vulnerable babies, children, young people and their families.  They also wanted to let you know that our charity still needs your support to help more people.

John Moncur says

There are more families trapped in poverty in the North East than most other parts of England. So it’s vital they can access support now and in the months to come.

Don Hutchison says

In this difficult time, when Covid-19 is around, they (Children North East) are supplying food parcels and online counselling for anyone affected.

If you can afford to donate £5, please text Hope to 70490.  Texts cost £5 plus your standard rate message.